Lafungo

SSB4 3DS release is just around the corner

Lafungo @ Thursday, October 2nd   [link]

Looks like September news is actually on time for once, which leads to the odd situation where MKSC is getting two news updates in less than 2 weeks.


Movement

#1 Andy Lundeen got more PRs/WRs as usual, but surprisingly actually managed to cut AF, by tying Seb's BC2 3lap. Details in the appropriate section.

#1 Robert Szabo managed to pull ahead of Su to claim the SC title with a whopping 22 PRs, of which 4 were new WRs. He's now sitting at just over 5 AF and has a .5 buffer ahead of Su. He also got 6 Non-SC PRs for a small .1 AF cut.

#8 Jonathan Toole-Charignon spent most of the month focusing on LC, and got a .25 AF cut for it (and two other small PRs).

#10 Frederick Hutchington unhoarded 14 PRs to cut .575 AF and reclaim a spot in the Top 10, at Robert's expense. Amongst several high level PRs, the best were arguably his very strong Non-ZZMT CL times.

#14 Daniel Pabst got dual PRs on both BP and BC4 to cut .375 AF. Thanks to these new times, BC4 is the first track where he has gotten the double God! Daniel is now within 1 AF of #13 Yunus Aricanli.

#28 Manuel Babjar was very efficient this month, with a .6 AF cut from only 3 PRs. Just like Daniel, his main target was BC4, which is now his second-best track after rGV3. Manuel was also promoted to Hero B.

#51 Stefan Glosby is at the Top 50's doorstep. With 18 new PRs and a 6 AF cut, he catapults himself 6 spots up the ladder, passing SMK legend Matthias Boucher amongst others. Stefan also became our latest Expert player!

#124 Kyle Begley must have found MKSC more enjoyable than MK64's LR, because he got 24 new PRs, cut 4.5 AF and passed 4 people. Although his times were updated as SC ones, I suspect that he forgot to label them as Non-SC...

Matthew Layiktez got 10 new PRs, of which his LP times were by far the best, with the 3lap being in the Top 70! We're still looking forward to him filling out his timesheet and joining the AF ladder.


World Records

Non-SC

6 new Non-SC WRs this month, all of them by Andy, although Chris held CL flap for roughly a week (check MKWRs.com/mksc for more info):
CL: 45"98/13"69
BC2: 1'00"40*/18"58
RiR: 1'09"98
rMC3: 11"33


SC

4 new SC WRs this month, all by Robert (this sounds familiar somehow...):
BC1: 10"85
RiR: 8"95
rDP1: 12"95
rGV2: 3"63
(although this may be a typo for 4"63, which would still be WR...)


Tomorrow will be smashing.
~Lafungo.
Lafungo

Another summer comes to a close...

Lafungo @ Sunday, September 21st   [link]

Well, it's time for a long overdue news update. Sorry to all MKSCers for slacking off so much recently, I'll try my best to get back on track in upcoming months. I'll blame my too-long summer break this time around (this is my first news since April, after all). As a reminder, this update covers all times set in August only.


New Players

#125 Kyle Begley of the USA tries his hand at MKSC in between two MK64 sessions. Based on his MK64 times, he certainly has the potential to rises up the ranks here! Here's hoping he'll play more Mario Kart away from his TV!

Matthew Layiktez, also of the USA, joins with times for 6 tracks, the highlights being his RiR SC times, both of which are Top 30s! We look forward to see him fill out his timesheet in upcoming weeks/months.


Movement

#1 Andy Lundeen continues his monthly streak, setting 7 new WRs. Despite this, his AF hasn't changed at all, still sitting at 1.1875. As usual, details on his new times are in the dedicated section.

#2 Robert Szabo parallels Andy's lonely, consistent activity at the top, but on the SC side. With 15 new PRs (of which LC flap was also a Non-SC PR), he cuts well over .5 AF and closes the gap to Su's SC title to less than .35 AF. Will we see a new SC champ at the next update?

#8 Jonathan Toole-Charignon pulls off a .9 AF cut to pass Florian Chollet thanks to his switch to ZZMT. Amongst his 10 PRs, the highlights were his BC1 PRs, both of which are Top 5s on a track heavily played by ZZMTers. He also became the latest Myth player!

#14 Daniel Pabst sends in a batch of 7 PRs, as mentioned in the previous update, for a relatively small .25 AF cut. He's in a bit of an AF graveyard, with #13 Yunus Aricanli more than a full AF point ahead of him. However, if he keeps his activity up, he should have no trouble passing him in the near future.

#24 Lachlan Young sets 5 solid PRs to cut .5 AF and passes SMK legend Karel van Duijvenboden. He also got promoted to Hero A, which will hopefully lead to becoming a Titan!

#28 Manuel Babjar submits a truckload of 18 new PRs, cuts almost 3 AF, and passes 3 players. The best of his times is probably his 8"65 rGV3 flap, which is a Top 10 (and his only win on me...). He also cuts a full AF point, which gets him promoted to Hero C.

#57 Stefan Glosby is by far the most consistent MKSC karter in recent months, with a new PR or two to report on the forum almost every single day. It's definitely been paying off, as his 15 PRs net him a 3.5 AF cut which allows him to pass 5 players. We should see him enter the Top 50 quite soon at this rate!


World Records

Non-SC

All WRs in August came from Andy, and they were all improvements to his own times. Don't forget to check out mkwrs.com/mksc to see WR improvements throughout the month, as well as vids and stats.

BC1: 41"20/12"06
CCI: 46"90
rBC1: 1'10"86
rMC2: 54"68
rMC3: 1'09"23/11"39



Another news update in less than 2 weeks?
~Lafungo.
Shock

Karter Contest more like MKSC Contest

Shock @ Sunday, August 3rd   [link]

Hello everyone, long time no see. smile First of all, major thanks to Chris for taking care of things here while Lafungo and I were 'busy' doing Karter Contest hosting things. (Speaking of which... our very own Christian Wild won the whole Karter Contest, with the other finalist being Andy Lundeen! Clearly proof that MKSC is the master race. cool eh? )

Hopefully now Lafungo and I will be back in the swing of things.

In other announcements, Jonathan Toole-Charignon has recently taken action on his console with a Triwing and succeeded, so he is another ZZMTing member of the PP! Why am I mentioning this here? Well, with two site co-admins now highly-ranked and ZZMT-capable, I'm hoping we can start looking into re-assessing the standards on the site. We also have a number of other tasks on our list that we haven't gotten around to yet... so stay tuned, and maybe we won't be overwhelmingly lazy. satisfied

Movement
Once again, Andy Lundeen was active this month. He made a small AF cut to bring him under 1.2 AF again, and he set a couple of world records. Same old, same old...

In SC, #2 Robert Szabo flew by partially-participating #3 Andy. The power of the bathtub PRs was strong with Robert this month - I just wonder if he went the pro-bubble or non-bubble strat...

The next active player in non-SC was #9 Jonathan Toole-Charignon, whose PRs aren't quite up to date currently on the site yet, but who still sent in his first ZZMT PRs for a nice cut. Recently he's already gotten splits on BC1 course that, put together, would give him a #2 ranking. He's a professional turtle with a trusty ironing board, so expect him to make steady movements to the top 5. In an ideal world, I'd like to see him move quickly and get Christian Wild active again, who has a lot more potential than is currently showing on the rankings...

Following closely behind in activity on the non-SC chart is #10 Robert Szabo and #11 Frederick Hutchington. Both made pretty small cuts in AF, and remain very close together with less than .2 AF separating them.

Further down, #14 Daniel Pabst made a small cut, with another August AF cut already in pending. He's been active in the MKSC Skype chat, so we'll be keeping a close watch on him. razz

More than double Daniel's AF down though we come to a shocking movement. #31 Manuel Babjar made a cut this month of double digits - 10.6! That's over 800 players passed overall - a huge leap for someone in the 30s ranks. Top 30 is perhaps where one can rightfully claim the title of MKSC professional, and players of these ranks are usually entrusted with their own ironing board. Was Manuel holding out on submitting PRs for a long time, or will he give us an August PR list to continue his movements? I hope for the latter.

Last but not least, we have our most consistently active MKSCer of the year, #62 Stefan Glosby. Stefan made a nice 4 AF cut this month from a variety of improvements that he shared with us in the PRs thread in the forums. At the rate he's going, he might yet get top 50 before the end of the year. Keep it up, Stefan!

WRs
Only 1 player responsible for non-SC WRs this month.... Shocking.

RGV1: 46"88
RBC1: 1'10"86
BC1: 41"25 / 12"06


In SC, Robert Szabo made a record...

PC flap: 11"39

BC1 course is already obsolete, but the new record wasn't set until August so that will have to wait until then. Also, if you are interested in seeing all the WRs, their history, statistics, etc. we have a great site you can visit. mkwrs.com/mksc is the place to go for anything regarding MKSC's top records; check it out if you haven't already.

And... that's the news! If you want to be more involved with the daily happenings of the MKSC group, we have a couple options. You can join the forums, found in a link to the left, or to join the inner circles you can request to join our Skype chat by sending me or Lafungo a message on the forums. If you aren't a part of the group yet, we'd love to have you.

Hope you all had a great summer! My classes start in less than a month...

~S
Chris

World Cup, Karter Contest, so many interesting things...

Chris @ Wednesday, July 2nd   [link]

Hi! As last time, Lafungo and Andy are busy with... stuff. Time for me to give you some brand new news for the Month June! Let's see....


New Players

One new player this month! Martin Prigent got forced from the Elite MKSC Group to join the site to finally be a real member of it! His debuting rank is 139th, the second lowest rank. Maybe Nosey will borrow him his MKSC and let him improve a bit? However, welcome to the site! cool eh?

Movement

The highest active player was once again Andy Lundeen. He improved his LC flap WR once again, but didn't gain any ranks with it, as it was his WR already. Same as the other two WRs, they were already in his hands. More info in the WR section.

#3 Robert Szabo got 3 new PRs in SC, one of them was even a new WR! More information in the WR section. Robert cut 0.075 AF points and came one step closer to Andy and the #2 position.

#14 Daniel Pabst sent us 7 new records. Well, he said 6 of them are old, only his rCI2 flap is new. With those PRs he cut 0.225 AF points and closed the gap to Yunus.

#25 Lachlan Young sent us a few old times he got and made a pretty nice 0.5 AF cut. His ARR dropped by a nice amount and he is very close to the next rank promotion.

A surprise return from #31 Nicola Torre who sent us a few records this month. He made a solid cut of 0.6 AF points and closed the gap to Cole for the TOP30 spot. He could get a lot more if he wanted, but it seems MKSC doesn't interest him too much, otherwise, the TOP15 could be easily achievable for him!

#55 Alex Hantson improved 14 PRs during the month. Alex told us that he will probably play some more during the summer, so expect some action from him! So far he made a 3.3 AF point cut and passed 2 players.

#64 Stefan Glosby was active as always. He's continuously getting new PRs and getting better almost every day! He improved 2.5 AF points and passed one player. The next player in front of him is Kris Will, but he got a nice lead of 2.8 points. Will Stefan be able to get him within the next month? We will see!

#80 Brian Smith got a few new PRs and got a 7.35 AF points cut. He passed 4 players and reached the TOP80 with style!

#81 David Moll sent us 3 times for his timeset, but sadly didn't cut any AF. David seems to be interested to try this game again, but will he keep it up and get some more PRs in the future?

#95 Ben Stoneman played some MKSC in this month and got a 0.1 AF point cut. It's not a big cut, but hey! Even small steps can lead to the goal. Keep it up!

#106 Ben van Keulen got a nice amount of PRs this month. With them he got a really good 13.6 AF cut to pass 15 players!

A few spots behind we have #110 Sam Smith who got an even bigger cut of 15.5 points! He passed 14 players, but is relatively close to Ben. Could this be a new rivalry?

#125 Scott Page improved a few PRs this month and passed 4 players to reach the TOP125! He made a decent 2.6 AF cut, but he can get a lot more if he wanted!


Nice World Records

Andy improved 3 WRs he already owned (again!).

He improved the LC flap again and it's now down to 18"30!
The next two WRs were done on flaps aswell. He improved the RBC3 flap down to 12"60, and the RRR flap fell a few hundreths and now stands at 11"84!


We also got a new SC WR from Robert, who just tied the old VL2 WR and now stands at #1 with a 2"40!
Chris

A news update, just in time!

Chris @ Sunday, June 1st   [link]

Hey guys it's Chris here! After a long time, I am back to write some news! Andy and Lafungo are busy with the Karter Contest graphs, so I am here to help out a bit smile. Let's begin!


New Heroes of Tomorrow

a.k.a. new players. We got 2 new players this month. Scott Page joined us at #129.
The second joiner is Bobby Yu, who debuted at #118.

Chraizy movement

MKSC Time Trial Champion Andy Lundeen set 3 new WRs (check the WR section below) and maintained his AF.

#3 Christian Wild sent us 6 new times, all of them are new GODs. His GOD counter is now at 57, 10 behind Seb and 20 behind Andy. His goal to pass Seb seems more and more reachable, as only 1.025 (or 82 ranks) are needed.

#3 Robert Szabo improved both BL times in his timeset and got a new WR on the flap! Both of them cut him 0.025 AF points, putting him closer to Andy, who is only 0.3 AF points away in the charts.

#9 Jonathan Toole-Charignon had a killer month, starting it at #13, passing 4 players, including his long time rival Frederick to land safe in the TOP10! This is his very first TOP10 rank in a MK, way to go! Apart from that, Jon also reached the Titan A standard. How long will it take him to reach Myth and become the 9th player to do so?

#11 Frederick Hutchington lost a spot due to Jons rampage, as he was tied before with Alan, then got passed by Jon and his AF increased aswell. He got a few new records though and pushed Alan another spot down to #12. Frederick got some nice KB1 times, and his RVL2 flap is getting better every time. Keep it up!

#26 Lachlan Young sent us a single PR on BP which got him a little 0.025 cut. He is only half a point away from the TOP25, which is a nice goal to aim for.

The next player had a nice comeback this month. I am talking about #40 Tom van Kessel, who got 6 new PRs this month, which brought him a really 0.6875 AF points cut. He passed Kevin Black for the TOP40 spot. Tom is not far away from his old rival Timur in the AF charts, in the ARR charts though he got the lead now. It's close, so a few more PRs from Tom could take the lead in both charts!

#49 Sebastien Legay sent us 18 new times this month, mainly for the Retro tracks. He pulled off a nice 2.975 AF cut and passed 2 players to be the newest TOP50 player! In ARR he reached the Expert D ranks! The next 5 players are pretty close together, if Seb can reproduce what he did this month he could easily pass them. Go for it!

#65 (SC #76) Stefan Glosby sent us 6 new records for non-sc and 1 new time for his SC timeset. Stefan got a pretty nice 3.5 AF cut and passed 2 players. Stefan reached the Advanced C status, but he probably gets a rival soon...

#69 Stephen De Winter is on his way to catch up with Stefan. He may have only sent one new time for YD, but I expect more to come. Will this be a new interesting rivalry?

#80 David Moll decided to kill some of his free time with playing a game that mainly consists of SCs (weird, eh? big grin). No jokes aside, David got some nice PRs this month. 5 to be exact, on SW, RDP2 and RVL2. David seems to have a lot more potential on the Retro tracks, as he got the skill from SMK. If he could bring down his Nitro Cup times to the standard of the Retro tracks, he would probably be ranked around 50th. For now, David passed 1 person with a 1.0625 cut and is now the newest TOP80 member!

#124 Sam Smith sent us a load of new times this month and this resulted in a 2.3 AF cut which made him pass 3 players. Sam got also a nice ARR cut of 0.4, which brings him closer to the Intermediate ranks. Only a bit more!


Nice World Records

Andy improved 3 WRs he already owned.

The first came on RBC1, where he improved his old time from 2012 by 0"11 seconds over 2 improvements to a 1'11"13!
The second WR came ~2 weeks later on LC. This WR was from 2012 aswell, Andy came and beat it 8 times! Almost 2 seconds were cut and is now standing at 1'01"05!
At the end of the month he also went for the flap, with success: the LC lap is now 18"44, an improvement of the previous' year WR by 0"06 seconds!

And we also got a new WR from Robert!

Robert played some SC this month, with a nice result on BL. His flap was even a new WR: 16"80!
Lafungo

Why is my summer break 4 months long?

Lafungo @ Wednesday, May 7th   [link]

Sorry for the late news once again guys, although this time I have a legitimate excuse since I had finals (and so did Andy and Chris).


Movement

#1 Andy Lundeen was active as always, with 8 new PRs in April. However, not all of them were new WRs. What a plonker.

#3 Christian Wild claims to have had no time for Mario Kart this month, but still managed to set 6 new PRs, including a new WR. He also got promoted to Myth B. If this is what he does when he has "no time", one can hardly imagine what it's going to be like when he does have time to play...

#3 Robert Szabo sent in a single time on BP SC flap, which is a new WR.

#10 Frederick Hutchington made the final push to the Top 10 to enter it before Jonathan could. To do so, he set 7 new PRs, including a #2 time on rVL2 flap. These improvements also promoted him to Titan A. He's just barely inside the Top 10 though, with the smallest of AF margins separating him from #11 Alan McArthur, so he's still at risk of being kicked back out.

#12 Jonathan Toole-Charignon had an even better month than in March, with 16 new PRs for an AF cut of more than 2. He passed both #14 Daniel Pabst and #13 Yunus Aricanli, and is within .7 AF of the Top 10.

#26 Lachlan Young set a single PR in April, which was a new BP flap, although the similarities with Robert end there, since Lachlan's time was neither SC nor a WR.

#51 Sebastien Legay is dangerously close to the Top 50 thanks to his 31 new PRs, which allowed him to cut almost 10 full AF points. He also became our newest Expert player.

#64 Benjamin Block was another player who sent in a single April PR, but in his case it was a BC3 SC 3lap.

#67 Stefan Glosby improved all his times on tracks from Sunset Wilds to Broken Pier, which launched him past the group of players at the outskirts of the Top 70. Stefan is now faced with somewhat of an AF graveyard though, as he has to cut 10 AF to pass the next 4 people above him.

#74 Stephen De Winter worked on a couple lapskip tracks in April, with new times on both CL and rKB1.

#81 David Moll sent in a big haul of his own, with 21 new PRs, and became our latest Advanced player. David has shown his abilities over on SMK, so he should be more than capable of reaching much higher ranks here on MKSC.

#102 Jose Karica was our surprise of the month, with a single PR on SL 3lap, which is his first new PR since January 2010! Hopefully we'll see more from him in the near future and he'll break into the Top 100 and beyond.

#111 April Thompson was active again this month, with 8 new PRs. She's been showing interest in learning new strats and climbing up the ranks, so we should be seeing more from her soon.


World Records

Non-SC

All new WRs this month were by Andy, except for Chris' Non-ZZMT rVL2 5lap, which was originally an overall WR as well. I recommend watching the rVL2 vids, as Chris introduced the use of island jumps (or IJs for short) which were only used in SMK up until now.

Andy:
CCI: 11"25
SW: 17"58
RiR: 1'10"06/21"63
BP: 46"40
rVL2: 37"85


Chris:
rVL2: 38"20

SC

BP: 1"43 by Robert


I'll get you soon enough, Nosey...
~Lafungo.
Lafungo

Third most active month for WRs since MKSC's release...

Lafungo @ Monday, April 14th   [link]

Hey guys, sorry about the really late news. Even though we're already halfway into April, this news will only cover March activity. I'll do a times update for the last 2 weeks as soon as this is up.

Movement

#1 Andy Lundeen got an insane 19 new PRs last month! As per usual, most of them were WRs, so check the appropriate news section, as well as MKWRs.com, for more info.

#3 Christian Wild was also very active, with 14 new PRs! He got a whopping .875 AF cut and was promoted to Myth B. He is now within 2 AF of Sebastian Stellmacher, but he still has to set quite a few more PRs to fully close that gap.

#11 Frederick Hutchington worked on closing the gap to the Top 10 last month, with 7 new PRs for a .4625 AF cut to pass #12 Yunus Aricanli. Amongst his new times, he hit very strong YD and rMC2 flaps, which are ranked #5 and #3 respectively.

#13 Daniel Pabst had a good haul of his own, with 10 new PRs. Although many of them were Top 10s, they weren't as sizable improvements as those from the people around him and he "only" got a .375 AF cut. He was also promoted to Titan B.

#14 Jonathan Toole-Charignon also worked on several different tracks, with 11 new PRs for a 1.2 AF cut. He passed #14 Guilherme Arantes and is now within .15 AF of Daniel. Jonathan also got promoted to Titan B.

#27 Lachlan Young closed the gap to #26 Sebastien Holmiere to a mere .1 AF with his 10 new PRs and .85 AF cut. We should see him gain a few ranks soon, as there are several other players within striking distance.

#45 Thomas Jordet Larsen sent in a few unexpected PRs for almost a full AF point cut, which allowed him to pass both #47 Enzio Fruijtier and #46 David Schiering, both of which held a WR or two back in the early days of the revived Player's Page. We hope to see some more activity from Thomas!

#75 Stefan Glosby had another very productive month, with a whopping 28 new PRs for an 8 AF cut! This allowed him to pass 4 players and reach the Top 75. He is very close to a large group of players that are bunched together, so we should see him within the Top 70 soon.

#111 April Thompson sent in a single, symbolic PR last month. Although hopefully this means she will return to MKSC for a proper comeback sometime soon, April has spoken on the forum about an unfortunate IRL situation. The MKSC community wishes her and her family all the best.

Olivier Luyckx is still filling out his timesheet, with 5 new PRs last month. Although his times were updated as SC due to a lack of labeling in his YahooGroups message, it looks like they may have been Non-SC, so he may want to correct that soon. We continue to look forward to seeing him finish his timesheet and appear on the AF chart.


World Records

Non-SC

Lots of new WRs in March, but as with the previous two months, the only WR setters were Andy and Chris.

Andy:
PC: 43"98 (SR)/12"82
RP: 54"81/16"26
MC: 52"15
BL: 1'10"56/20"91
rMC1: 6"73*
rGV2: 47"83/7"62
rBC2: 1'22"55/14"61
rCI2: 47"36/6"39
rMC4: 1'15"93/12"66
rDP3: 56"98/8"91


Chris:
rVL1: 37"40/4"85*


PAX East was awesome as always.
~Lafungo.